Recorded Webinar: All in the Family - Complex Family Provision Claims


17th February 2020
Duration:  approx. 1 hour

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Recent case law in family provision matters highlight the complexity of modern family arrangements and the willingness of disgruntled parties to stake a claim in the deceased’s estate. This session provides a round-up of recent cases and the lessons they contain for practitioners. It covers:

  • Understanding what is meant by ‘responsibility to provide’

  • Estrangement and when it is not a bar to proceedings?

  • Step children - the current reality in blended families

  • Claims by adult children and how they can go wrong

  • Is a divorce settlement fatal to a family provision claim?

  • Risks where there is no full and frank disclosure in applications

  • When is it appropriate to settle family provision claims?

  • When costs don’t always follow the event in family provision claims

  • Case update, including Stone v Stone [2019] NSW SC 233

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Andrew Verspaandonk, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Andrew Verspaandonk is a member of the Victorian Bar and a member of STEP.

He signed the Bar Roll in 2000 and after a wide initial practice has since has developed a practice almost exclusively centered on Wills and Estate litigation.

He has also appeared in the Supreme Court of Nauru (sitting in Melbourne and Nauru) retained on behalf of the Republic of Nauru in estate related litigation. He has extensive mediation experience both as Counsel and as Mediator in Supreme Court and County Court proceedings. Rate of resolution of matters mediated is over 90%.

He has given many presentations and contributed articles on various aspects of Wills and Estates law in Victoria, interstate and overseas on behalf of various Law Societies and their journals, Law Associations, STEP, Leo Cussen Institute, Capacity Australia and private CLE providers.


This webinar is suitable for succession lawyers – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:
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Product Code: WBKFEB20
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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